Types of Resolution in Remote Sensing

In Remote Sensing, the image resolution refers to the amount of information available in a satellite imagery. There is four types of resolution in satellite imageries i.e. Spatial, Spectral, Radiometric and Temporal resolutions. These four types of resolution in remote sensing determine the amount and quality of information in an imagery. 1. Spatial Resolution Spatial … Read more

Types of Satellite Imagery

Satellite imagery is the most popular tool in the modern world to assess and analyze a large piece of earth’s surface. Most researchers and students of spatial sciences use this tool for monitoring land use, land cover change, climate change, weather forecast, disaster management and other environmental change. Therefore, a beginner needs to know different … Read more

Types of Aerial Photography

In the Introduction to Aerial Photography, we discussed the basic concept of aerial photography along with its characteristics, advantages and uses. However, aerial photographs are of various types. Different types of photographs have different merits and demerits. Hence, a researcher must know the various types of aerial photography to be able to use aerial photos according … Read more

Geometry of Aerial Photography

Aerial photography is the science and technology of capturing photos of the land surface from air. The product of aerial photography is an aerial photograph which refers to a large scale photo captured from a camera attached to any flying machine. The flying machine may be a helicopter, aeroplane, drone, etc. There are many Uses … Read more

Scale of Aerial Photography

Scale of aerial photography refers to the proportion of distance between two points on the aerial photograph and the distance between the same points on the ground. It is necessary to know the scale of an aerial photograph for the interpretation and photogrammetry. There are three scenarios where we need to calculate the scale. We … Read more

Introduction to Aerial Photography

Aerial photography is the science and technology of capturing photos of the land surface from any flying object such as airplane, helicopter, drone etc. Gaspar Felix Tournachon was first first person to capture an aerial photograph in 1858 from an air balloon. However, Talbert Abrams is known as the father of Aerial Photography. He was … Read more

What is Remote Sensing and How is it used in Geography?

What is Remote Sensing? Remote sensing (RS) is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object. It involves the use of sensors to record the Electromagnetic Radiation reflected or emitted from the object itself. Further, the information collected through RS can be used to create a digital … Read more

Geographic Data Structure: Vector Data and Raster Data

Geographic data are geographically referenced data wherein individuals can locate and identify features by a spherical coordinate system i.e. latitude and longitude. Based on the nature of the display, this data is classified into two models i.e. vector and raster. Vector Data Vector data models use X and Y coordinates to define the geographic elements. … Read more

What is Spatial and Non-Spatial Data in GIS?

Geospatial data is primarily of two types in GIS i.e. spatial data and non-spatial data. Geographical Information System (GIS) is a computer-based programming system which integrates hardware, software, data and user interface for capturing, analyzing and presenting all forms of geographically referenced information over the surface of the earth. It allows users to analyze and visualize … Read more